As a little change we are doing a game set in Shanghai in in 1937. A scratch force of home Guard, Police , Sailors and regulars try to prevent a Nationalist force from capturing the last 2 bridges before the city. Mostly BoB figures with a few proxies. I'll post the briefings
We are at turn 4. The Shanghai Police Special Branch managed to destroy the road bridge with explosives, but the Nationalists have sent a suicide bomber to exact revenge on the Rolls Royce. Much depends on the first dice in turn 5..... Also on whether Duk Boi's matches are wet...
Meanwhile, at the footbridge the forces line up, supported by an L3 on the Chinese side, and a Carden Lloyd MG carrier on the International side. A unit of Big Sword men lurk menacingly at the top of the screen.
The vital bridge at the end The final result was a draw- the Chinese held one bridge, and had killed 2 British units (MMG and a unit of regulars), the British had blown one bridge and killed 3 units (mortar, Duk Boi and a truck)
The British commander managed to plant the second crate of explosives, but was interrupted by the Big Sword men destroying the regulars that was protecting him. The fuse then failed...... It's visible in the photo.
If I were to run this again, I would make the following changes:- 1. less British transport- - the British had 15 dice to the Chinese 11, despite the Chinese having a points advantage. 2. either an armoured car, or the Carden Lloyd, not both. 3. alternatively, more suicide bombers, which are fun
It did work as a game though. A couple of incidents stand out- the first was Duk Boi wading the river forcing the Rolls Royce to reverse hurriedly. And then unsportingly mowing him down. I bought him as inexperienced, oddly the army list allows regular and veteran suicide bombers! A second one was cam and Ken forgetting that they had 2 boxes of explosives.....
dandare: Any plans for Sunday the5th?
Jan 2, 2020 11:17:35 GMT
dandare: Turns out it's napoleonic
Jan 2, 2020 17:10:30 GMT
meliadus: It was a good game, meant to ask, what do you call the rules?
Jan 5, 2020 17:52:41 GMT
dandare: casrnage and glory
Jan 12, 2020 10:55:03 GMT
dandare: what's on the menu for Sunday 9th?
Feb 6, 2020 8:49:04 GMT
meliadus: Sorry not at club had a really bad night last night, getting to sleep bout 7 this morning.
Mar 1, 2020 15:23:23 GMT
Zhao Zilong: Hi Everyone, Just got a message from Brian saying he is unwell and won't be able to come to the club today. Since he has the keys looks like we'll have to cancel. Sorry for the short notice
Mar 8, 2020 11:05:03 GMT
meliadus: No worries, just hope he's okay Alan, cheers mate.
Mar 8, 2020 11:10:35 GMT
dandare: Are we on for next Sunday?
Mar 10, 2020 9:04:30 GMT